I needed to brighten up my blog projects due to the gloomy weather we've been experiencing. Even better this wicker purse/clutch was made from a Dollar Tree placemat and a couple of my favorite Dritz products. This will be a great purse to bring with me on my upcoming Spring Break trip. Get the details below and make your own.
Placemat (round from Dollar Tree)
pom pom trim
Fold in the sides and then fold the bottom flap up. Make sure everything is visually even and when you close the top it is in a good position.
Now use a set of clips to keep the folds down for a bit (5-10 min.)
After the fold lines are somewhat set use the Dritz Double Cap Rivet Tool Kit and Double-Cap Rivets. Follow the instructions here. You will want to add the rivets to the bottom corners first and the top portion. I didn't use the Punching tool, I was able to push the rivet cap and rivet post through the woven basket material and secure them before clamping down with the Rivet Tools and Hammer. If you don't have the rivet tools you can just sew along the side edges from bottom to top. Go slowly over the bulky folded parts.
Next I sewed the Sew-On Snaps on with a needle and thread. I most likely will go back and add the Magnetic Snaps though as I think those are more secure than my hand sewing.
For the pom pom trim I just used my hot glue gun to secure the trim on the wrong side so the little pom poms hung down the front. Add the clamps/clips again or place a heavy set of books on top for a couple of hours and it's good to go!
For the strap I just added a chain with small swivel hook and clamped them onto the sides. You can also add eyelets onto the side corners there to secure them.